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APC Does Not Have A Valid Candidate In Bayelsa – Dickson

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... Swears In Five New Special Advisers 

Bayelsa State Governor, the Honourable Seriake Dickson,q says the inability of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to produce a validly nominated candidate has further boosted the prospects of victory for the Peoples Democratic Party in the November 16 governorship election.

Governor Dickson, who spoke on Tuesday while swearing in five new special advisers in Government House, Yenagoa, restated that the PDP would record another landslide victory in the forthcoming polls.

A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Fidelis Soriwei, quoted the governor as saying that no amount of propaganda, intimidation and financial inducement could sway majority of the people from voting for the PDP.

He, however, said despite the traumatic post primary election crisis facing the main opposition in the state, his party would not leave any stone unturned in its preparations for the upcoming poll.

“We are, preparing the ground to usher in the next administration, and make no mistake, the next administration is going to be a PDP-led administration in our state. Make no mistake, the Ijaw nation has no room for APC, this state is a PDP home.

We are the only party that has a validly nominated candidate for the election. Mark my words “validly nominated candidates, that’s what the law requires and the person most qualified. As we speak, the other side, the APC, does not have a validly nominated candidate.

Governor Dickson, who congratulated the new special advisers, described their appointments as a recognition of the important contributions they made in their previous assignments.

He urged them to join other members of the Restoration Government to mobilize more support for right causes that would promote the continued stability, peace and development of the state.

The Governor assured that more young people would be appointed into positions of trust in the coming days as part of efforts aimed at rewarding loyalty, dedication and hard work.


“This swearing-in is just a tip of the iceberg. By tomorrow or next, more young people who have already been identified across the various local government areas and other stakeholders would be brought in as our way of broadening the base of our restoration government. It is also  our way of identifying young people who needs to be given responsibility.


“I implore You all to continue to do what you have been doing, mobilizing support and laying the foundation for a great and prosperous Bayelsa that we have all stood by the last 8 years. By tomorrow or before the end of the week a number of them that were identified will be brought in to be involved.”

The newly sworn special advisers are the former Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Sagbama Local Government Council, Hon Michael Magbisa, and his Yenagoa counterpart, Hon Austin Sambo.

Others include the former Caretaker Committee Chairman of Kolokuma/Opokuma, Hon Tolumoye Bikikoro, Hon Pius Andabai-Wareyai and Comrade Ebilade Ekerefe.

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